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Charles Auguste Rheault, Jr.

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“Though late to this, I send condolences, too... Preparing to meet Harvard Lampoon friends this evening, I Googled Charlie and landed here. I first...Read More »
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“I am so sorry that I was unable to attend Charlie's funeral due to health reasons. Charlie and Maudie were lifetime friends. We met in Dover over...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Hope Rood - Reading, PA

“In working for Charles for some 30ish years I learned to always bring your"A" game when you are doing any task, no mater how menial. His wit,wisdom,...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Mark Anderson - E. Orleans, MA

“This so saddens me. Charlie was one of the most upbeat, erudite, charming and thoroughly decent men on this planet.It had to happen, someday . . ....Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Richard Sheaff - Bethel, VT

“I knew Charlie from Bookbuilders of Boston meetings and served with him on the Dover Town Report committee. He was a bright, articulate, committed,...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Sharon Grant - Pauma Valley, CA

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Charles Auguste Rheault Jr. died peacefully after a brief illness at the age of 93 on January 4th, 2018. He was born in Boston, grew up in Westwood and raised a loving family in Dover and Wellfleet. A life well lived, a lover of books and language a graduate of Harvard set the stage for a lifetime of accomplishments. A Sergeant in the Army, he served in Europe during World War II with the 42nd Rainbow Division aiding in the liberation of Dachau, Germany. Charles received several military honors including a Bronze Star Medal. His time as an expert gunner led to an appreciation of cannons. He also had a penchant for vintage cars and sailing. His printing career included many years at the Riverside Press as well as his own small works press, Microglyphics. He was a public servant serving on the Dover School Committee, member of the Cemetery commission and chair of the Dover Board of Selectmen. He spent many hours actively supporting various church and community organizations such as Most Precious Blood Church, Chequessett Club in Wellfleet, The Bermuda Maritime Museum, Harvard Library and countless other organizations. His membership at the Society of Printers and Club of Odd Volumes were at the forefront of his passion for the written word. Charles leaves a legacy for his wisdom and wit. Charles was predeceased by his beloved wife of 67 years Maud Howe Rheault and brothers Robert and Andre. He leaves behind his son Mark, and his wife Laurie of Carver and their children Gregory, his wife, Amye of Washington D.C. and Jennifer of Middleboro. He is also survived by his son, David and his wife, Dale of Wellfleet and their children Daniel, his wife, Elizabeth of Boston and Chelsea and her husband David Gould of Bristol, RI. He also leaves behind great granddaughter Rosemary and great grandson Emmett and many nieces and nephews, two sisters in law as well as many cousins and friends whose lives he touched deeply. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in the Church of the Most Precious Blood, 30 Centre St, Dover, on Saturday, January 13th at 10 am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Interment with Military Honors to follow at Highland Cemetery in Dover.